Make policy, not war

Robert Housman, former U.S. assistant director of strategic planning, and Dave Fratello, author of California's treatment-not-jail initiative, discuss the war on drugs.

Published January 25, 2001 9:00AM (EST)

In this interview, Salon Audio host Stephan Cox discusses new drug policies with two people on the front lines of America's "war on drugs."

Robert Housman, former assistant director of strategic planning with the Clinton administration, believes the threat of jail time is a significant deterrent in drug-related crimes.

Dave Fratello, on the other hand, is the author of Prop. 36, a successful California ballot initiative that offers treatment instead of jail time for nonviolent drug offenders. Hear their thoughts on this complicated issue.

By Moderated by Stephan Cox

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